Photographs from De long en large Ladakh by Jean Mansion - Édition Findakly. Copyright Lise Mansion

Binche 1Click to enlargeMuseums and intangible heritage

During the international symposium "Museums and intangible heritage:
transmission, know-how and museum conservation" which took place on 8 and 9 November 2019 at the Doudou Museum (city of Mons) and the International Museum of Carnival and Mask in Binche, François Pannier spoke on the theme:

The Himalayan world in the twenty-first century. Mutations and deculturation.

The proceedings of the symposium will be published at a later date.


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David Cornelius Andolfatto had given us the great pleasure of presenting us, on November 21, 2019, part of his research on

Religion and royalty in western Nepal from the 12th to the 16th century.

Archaeological approach to the modalities of power.

His brilliant intervention was filmed and can be viewed on our website

The defense of her thesis, entitled:

The Country of One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Mountains. Archaeological study of the Karnali basin (Nepal) between the 12th and 16th centuries (under the direction of Mrs Edith Parlier-Renault and Mrs Marie Lecomte-Tilouine)

The thesis from which his presentation was extracted will take place on Monday, December 23rd at the Musée du quai Branly-Jacques Chirac, at 9:30 am (classroom Nº2).

It will be followed by a drink at the Roof of the World gallery (6 rue Visconti, 6e arr.).

If you are interested in attending, please let us know. The number of places being limited, a confirmation will be sent to you as well as the access modalities related to the security instructions of the place.

Invitation FondationBarbier MuellerClick to enlargeTHE MUSÉE BARBIER MUELLER CULTURAL FOUNDATION

on the occasion of the publication of the book Les Kouya de Côte d'Ivoire, un peuple forestier oublié,
Organizes on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
a discussion on the dangers of deforestation in Côte d'Ivoire, Brazil

Download / view the program.


CR Colloque 70 ans France Népal 1Click to enlargeExposition Newar

Exposition Newar art de Holy Cross college et du
symposium nepalmandala du 05 au 07 décembre 2019 :
Informations sur :

Gérard Toffin interviendra durant le symposium à Harvard
un catalogue est également paru chez Brill.




CR Colloque 70 ans France Népal 1Click to enlargeExhibition, NORTH & EAST

Tischenko Gallery at Punchinello Gallery

from 26.11.19 to 07.12.2019

16, rue du Parc Royal
Paris 03



CR Colloque 70 ans France Népal 1Click to enlargeINTERVENTION DAVID C. ANDOLFATTO

Faculty of Arts of Sorbonne University), will make a presentation during the Roof of the World Evenings on November 21, 2019 at the gallery on the theme :

Religion and royalty in western Nepal between the 12th and 16th centuries. Archaeological approach to the modalities of power

Western Nepal is known to have been the domain of the empire Khaśa Malla between the 12th and 14th centuries. Centralised in the Karnali basin, where the two capital sites, Dullu and Sinja, are located, this empire constituted an important political entity that covered most of the central Himalayas at its height. Entitled The Country at One Hundred and Twenty-Five Thousand Mountains. Archaeological study of the Karnali Basin (Nepal) between the 12th and 16th centuries, my doctoral thesis explores the material evidence of (temporal) power and religion in the imperial period (12th - 16th century) and during the following two centuries, during which a multitude of small kingdoms emerged in Western Nepal. this paper will present some of the observations made in the thesis and show in particular the relationships between the artistic and architectural expressions of religion and temporal power. The question of the identity of the emperors Khaśa Malla will be questioned by observations of artistic productions for which they are identified as sponsors. We will also see that the post-Khaśa Malla dynasties have developed specific architectural methods inspired by Indian models of Uttarakhand. Another theme of the presentation will focus on mediumship, for which new data allow us to sketch an archaeology of this type of practice.